Wednesday 27 May 2020

Revolution Glass Liquid Skin Primer Review

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Yes, I’m reviewing another Revolution base product.

I’m very picky when it comes to primers and foundations; but I’ve tried quite a few base products from Revolution at this point and most of the time, I’m very impressed. I was intrigued when I saw their new Revolution Glass Liquid Skin Primer*, and threw it in my basket during a recent 3 for 2.

At first glance, the Glass Liquid Skin Primer* reminded me of their Baking Oil* (review here), which I’ve raved about quite a few times. I was expecting the two to be very similar, but they actually feel completley different on the skin. The Baking Oil is thick and dewy and feels… well, like an oil, except you use it as primer instead of skincare. The Glass Liquid Skin Primer is incredibly lightweight in comparison, with a water-like consistency. It absorbs quickly into the skin, so it might not be a favourite for those with dry skin who need that extra hydration. However, I think people with normal-oily skin will like being able to get a luminous finish without the dew.

Watch my first impressions here:

How to use the Glass Liquid Skin Primer

I like to give the bottle a good shake first, then squeeze a couple of drops on to my fingertips and dab the product over my skin. (I know everyone on Instagram drips half the bottle on their face but trust me, you really don’t need to.) Even though it looks a bit shimmery/holographic on the bottle, it doesn’t look that extreme on the skin – it just leaves a luminous glow, and a subtle scent. It doesn’t feel oily or heavy, but it definitely has a bit of tackiness to it to help foundation application.

I like to use this on days when I don’t need the extra hydration I’d get with the Baking Oil. We’ve been having a few unseasonable warm days recently here in the UK, and this has been really nice to use when I don’t want my base to be too dewy. I would almost describe it as a mattifying product, but one that still gives a reflect in the light – if that makes any sense at all!

Overall, I still prefer the Revolution Baking Oil for my dry skin, but there’s still room in my collection for this primer as well. I think those with normal-oily skin will definitely prefer the Glass Liquid Skin Primer.

Have you tried the Glass Liquid Skin Primer? Let me know what you thought in the comments below.

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